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Taft 2012 - A Book Review


Creative writing can take many forms. The more unique it is the more you tend to like it and want to talk more about it. Such as it is with Jason Heller’s Taft 2012. You can only call it unique when a dead president is not really dead and runs for president 100 years after his “death”.

This is not a history book or a biography. It is really not a science fiction book. It is more of a “What if” book. What if President Taft disappeared the day President Wilson takes over the highest office in America? What if he suddenly appears in 2011 without knowing where he has been all that time? What if he meets his great-great-granddaughter and finds himself learning about all the changes the world has changed since he left office? What if his political stance is what the country is working for? What if he runs for president? What if? It is something to think about.

Heller takes all of these ‘what if’ questions and turns them into a story. He mixes the story of a man from the early 1900s learning the world of the 21st century with newspaper excerpts, Secret Service reports, television transcripts, blogs, and other media outlets to create a book that almost seems real. It is almost like watching a campaign in progress.

The reader learns so much about the history of Taft, his politics, and how the United States government works. He will learn how the world has changed and the many ways it has not.

I have to admit that I was intrigued to read the book before I ever opened to the first page. Once I started, I was hooked. Even on the tenth page, I was hooked. It was so refreshing and new. I wanted to know what would happen next. I wanted to know how Taft would react to 2011. I wanted to know how the country would react to his values and opinions. I couldn’t book this book down. It was that good.

What would I say was wrong with the book? It was too short. There really is nothing to complain about. It is an entertaining read that teaches while it entertains. Even if you don’t like politics, this book is one you must read. I hate politics and I still loved this book. Check it out. You won’t regret it.

Note: This book was provided per my request.


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